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Shake the Ground Dance Competition

The weekend of March 23rd-25th, our Junior and Senior Dance Mastery and Conservatory dance students participated in the Shake the Ground Dance Competition, and the results were fantastic! Shake the Ground Elite (STG Elite) Shake the Ground Platinum (STG Platinum) High Gold (HG) Gold (G) SENIOR SOLOS: Mia Toribio – STG Elite, 8th PlacePoverall (contemporary)  STG Platinum (ballet)Isabela Atienza – STG Platinum (contemporary) STG Platinum (ballet)Alexa Veloso – STG Elite Best costume – Mia ToribioAspire Award – Alexa Veloso and Mia Toribio SENIOR GROUPS: “Paradisi Gloria” – STG Platinum, 1st Place Overall in category“Bahamut”- STG Platinum, 2nd place Overall“Castles in th Sky” – HG, 2nd Place Overall in category…

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Segovia Ballet Español at Vero Beach Opera

On March 24th, CEC’s Segovia Ballet Español performed at the Vero Beach Opera’s Scenes from Zarzuelas. Learn More Choreographed by Marisol Moreno, Spanish dance department head, and featuring Marisol Moreno, Raul Salcedo, CEC Voice Faculty, Eglise Gutierrez (soprano), and Maria Antunez (mezzo-soprano), Martin Nusspaumer (tenor), and Nelson Martinez (baritone), the program featured scenes and songs from: Luisa Fernanda by Federico Moreno TorrobaLa boda de Luis Alonso by Gerónimo GiménezEl barberillo de Lavapiés by Francisco Asenjo BarbieriDoña Francisquita by Amadeu Vives i RoigLa tabernera del puerto by Pablo SorozábalLos claveles by José SerranoMaravilla by Federico Moreno TorrobaLa marchenera by Federico…

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Chopin Piano Competition Winners

Congratulations to Erik Rodriguez (6th grade) and Oscar Mosquera (4th grade) for being selected by the Chopin Foundation Young Pianists’ Concert! South Florida’s best piano students audition before a panel of professionals to obtain a coveted spot in the recital program at the Chopin for All Young Pianists’ Concert. The concert will be on Sunday, April 14th at the Granada Church. Erik is a Conservatory piano student of Ms. Yirka Ledon, and Oscar is a Conservatory piano student of Ms. Ileana Cortizo.  In addition, Erik won first place in the 2024 International Music Competition “Amsterdam and Vienna” Grand Prize Virtuoso. He was…

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CEC Dancers and Musicans in NYC

The CEA Senior Dance, Music, and Voice Masteries spent four days in New York City taking classes and workshops with seasoned professionals in their respective areas, touring dance and music venues, and watching concerts and performances! From Broadway to Carnegie Hall, learning from renowned singers, dancers, instrumentalists, composers, and conductors, it was an eye-opening and fulfilling experience for everyone involved! Dancers took classes at Paul Taylor Studio, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, studied Fosse style at Broadway Dance Center, and took a commercial jazz class at 5678! They also watched the New York City Ballet and toured Radio City Music…

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Dance Performance Classes

The 2024 performance classes for CEC Dance students were a wonderful opportunity for our younger dancers to perform on stage and share what they have learned in the year. Several different age groups in each discipline participated in the same performance class, in order for the audience to gain an appreciation for the progression from level to level, and understand the “why” behind the exercises students work on in their classes.

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Martial Arts Demo

The Martial Arts Demonstration took place on Thursday, May 9th. Students demonstrated their growth in tae kwon do, and students who passed the belt exam were officially promoted! Congratulations!

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Celebration of the Arts

On Saturday, June 1st, we are proud to present Celebration of the Arts, featuring our singers, dancers, and musicians in sixth grade through high school, including many of our Conservatory’s graduating seniors.  Celebration of the Arts is a unique collaboration between our music, dance and voice departments, where all choreographies and vocal performances will be set to live music by our students, in addition to several musical solo pieces. We are very proud of the work that has been done to bring this special performance to fruition, as it represents the spirit of creativity, collaboration, and cooperation that is the essence of…

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Summer Music Classes

We are very happy to offer all our music students the opportunity to continue their private music lessons (instruments & voice) throughout the summer.  During these summer months of non-regular schooling, children make great progress in their private music studies, as their minds are fresh and open to learning in a different way. Please get in touch with your respective teachers in order to have a conversation about how to best adjust your class schedule to your vacation plans. Summer music classes are from June 10th through July 19th. The costs of the sessions are: 3 Weeks:$125.00 for ½…

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Summer Programs

Summer of the Arts Intensives June 10 – July 19Third through Eighth Grade Summer of the Arts Intensives are an invitation and an opportunity for young artists in the community to experience an immersive summer program in dance, music, or musical theatre. The Conservatory works with the Conchita Espinosa Academy Summer Camps to offer a wide array of Summer Programs for students of the Academy and the community (Summer of the Arts intensives only). Summer of the Arts Dance, Music, and Musical Theatre Intensive programs are by invitation or audition. For more information or to schedule an audition, please…

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JOIN THE LEGACY

For 87 years, Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) has maintained their commitment to the development of young artists. CEC offers students exceptional technical and artistic training within a nurturing environment that allows them to develop into human beings with a deep understanding, appreciation, and respect for the Arts. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults.